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Keywords:

  • chiral resolution;
  • circular dichroism;
  • configuration determination;
  • quantum chemical calculations;
  • Tröger's base

Abstract

Two racemic derivatives of Tröger's base, the 2,8-diboronic acid ester 6 and the 3,9-dibromo-substituted derivative 5, were synthesized and successfully resolved by HPLC on a chiral stationary Whelk-01 phase on a semipreparative scale, thereby giving rise to both enantiomers in a pure form. These functionalized C2-symmetric building blocks are valuable precursors for a variety of further applications. Their absolute configurations were determined by comparison of their quantum chemically calculated CD and UV/Vis spectra with the experimental ones and were independently confirmed by X-ray diffraction analysis.